Permanent Caregiver [Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concern Program] Law and Legal Definition

According to 13 CFR 125.8 [Title 13 -- Business Credit and Assistance; Chapter I -- Small Business Administration; Part 125 -- Government Contracting Programs; Subpart A -- Definitions for the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concern Program], permanent caregiver is “the spouse, or an individual, 18 years of age or older, who is legally designated, in writing, to undertake responsibility for managing the well-being of the service-disabled veteran with a permanent and severe disability, to include housing, health and safety. A permanent caregiver may, but does not need to, reside in the same household as the service-disabled veteran with a permanent and severe disability. In the case of a service-disabled veteran with a permanent and severe disability lacking legal capacity, the permanent caregiver shall be a parent, guardian, or person having legal custody. There may be no more than one permanent caregiver per service-disabled veteran with a permanent and severe disability.”